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The International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Denmark

The Danish remembrance of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (in Denmark Auschwitz-Day) was established on the basis of the Stockholm Declaration from January 2000. Here, State and government leaders from 47 countries adopted a statement to further research, dissemination and remembrance of the Holocaust and other Genocides. The declaration states, among other things, that the countries must further the commemoration of the Holocaust through an annual memorial day. The Stockholm Declaration states that:  

“With humanity still scarred by genocide, ethnic cleansing, racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, the international community shares a solemn responsibility to fight those evils. Together we must uphold the terrible truth of the Holocaust against those who deny it. We must strengthen the moral commitment of our peoples, and the political commitment of our governments, to ensure that future generations can understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences.” 

In Denmark the Government decided in 2001, that the Danish memorial Day should hold the remembrance of both the Holocaust and other Genocides. Futher more it was decide the Day should be called Auschwitz-Day, and that it should be held on January 27 – the anniversary of the liberation of the KZ- and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, as it also is done in other countries.  

Since 2005 the Copenhagen Municipality's Culture and Leisure Administration has been the host for the marking of this day. In many years the marking was held in Glassalen in Tivoli. Since 2017 the Municipality has assigned The Danish Jewish Museum the task of planning and running of the Memorial Day on their behalf. The Danish Jewish Museum first organized the event in 2018. Also the UN and EU alongside a number of countries mark January 27 to signal that we must remember the Holocaust – and the other genocides of History. For information on the International commemorations of January 27, see more on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) webpage here

The planning group for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 consist of: 
Museum Director Janus Møller Jensen, The Danish Jewish Museum.  
Museum Curator Sara F. Stadager, The Danish Jewish Museum 
Appointed by The Jewish Community of Denmark, Nili Baruch. 
Advice from the Danish Institute for International Studies.

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Thursday: 12:30 - 18:30 
Friday- Sunday: 12 - 17
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